palatalized definition

  • verb:
    • Easy past tense and previous participle of palatalize.
  • adjective:
    • Produced aided by the front side of tongue near or coming in contact with the hard palate as "y"; or using blade for the tongue near the difficult palate as "ch" in "chin" or "j" in "gin".
    • created with all the front of tongue near or holding the hard palate (as `y') or with the knife of tongue close to the tough palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')

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